What Nigerian Air Force Said About Training Plane Crash That Killed Two Officers
NAF has reacted to the Nigerian Air Force plane crash that killed two pilots.
Onyxnewsng reports that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has set up an Accident Investigation Board to figure out what caused the Super Mushshak trainer plane to crash at the NAF Base in Kaduna on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Air Force, according to Amao, will thoroughly investigate the cause of the plane crash.
The CAS expressed its condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the two pilots, “Flight Lieutenant Abubakar Muhammed Alkali and Flight Lieutenant Elijah Haruna Karatu, who died in the tragic accident,” a statement by Director Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet read.
“Air Marshal Amao had formed an Accident Investigation Board upon receiving the sad news of the crash yesterday, to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crash,” the statement added.
He assured the officers, airmen, and airwomen of the 401 Flying Training School in Kaduna earlier today that all measures would be taken to prevent a repeat of the incident.
“He also reminded them of the importance of remaining steadfast and focused on their assigned roles and responsibilities, given the difficult task that the NAF and other security agencies face in ridding the Northwest, and indeed the entire country, of all criminal elements.”
“The tragic incident of yesterday’s trainer plane crash serves as yet another tragic reminder of the perilous nature of the military flying profession, as well as the daily risks NAF pilots take to ensure Nigeria’s territorial integrity,” CAS said.